Asus ZenFone Ares Specs Review, Features and Price

Asus ZenFone Ares has been silently introduced by the company as the rebranded ZenFone AR we saw last year. The ZenFone Ares looks identical to the ZenFone AR in terms of design and specs. However, Asus stressed the Ares has Augmented and Virtual Reality with a drop of price.

Asus ZenFone Ares

Nonetheless, it packs the same 8GB RAM we saw on last year’s edition. The Snapdragon 821 chip is also on-board with quad-core processor. It’s also compatible with Google’s ARCore technology and features SonicMaster 3.0 Hi-Res Audio 384 kHz audio decoder with support for DTS Headphone as well.

Asus ZenFone Ares


Asus ZenFone Ares

The ZenFone be Ares comes with a Polycarbonate body and a Metal frame, it looks far more attractive than last year’s version no doubt. There’s a rectangular-like foundation at the top middle that houses the features at the rear.

Asus ZenFone Ares

The rear camera and LED flash are seen on top of this foundation. There’s a SIM tray by the side that houses a Micro + Nano SIMs combination. It measures 9mm in thickness and weighs just 170g overall.


Asus ZenFone Ares

At the front, Asus didn’t bother changing the screen, we can see the same amount of bezels on the last one here as well. The bottom bezel houses same physical navigation buttons, with the home button acting as the fingerprint scanner as well.

Nonetheless, it boasts of the Tru2life technology for improved outdoor visibility and oil-repellent coating. The 5.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen boasts of 2560 × 1440 pixels in resolution. The Quad HD screen boasts of over 100% NTSC with 515ppi and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on top.

Hardware and Software

Under the hood, the Snapdragon 821 does its job effortlessly well. It was built on a 14nm process technology, so power efficiency should be great. It has 4-Cores of processor which clocks at a fast speed of 2.35GHz. While the Adreno 530 graphics card controls graphics.

For multitasking, the 8GB of RAM space should be more than enough even for gamers. It has a memory speed of over 1GHz as well. For storing files, 128GB storage space is ready to accommodate it all, you can also upgrade up to 400GB. The Asus ZenFone Ares runs on an older Android 7.0 Nougat.


At the back, there’s a SONY 23MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1/2.6″ Sensor size and 1µm pixel size. The camera also boasts of 4-axis OIS, 3x zoom, phase detection autofocus, depth & motion tracking sensors. With other normal features like geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, dual-LED flash, HDR and panorama. The Asus ZenFone Ares can shoot 4K videos @24fps. While the 8MP selfie camera has f/2.0 aperture with 85-degree wide-viewing lens.


Powering the Asus ZenFone Ares is a 3300mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery with fast charging technology. With the fast charging feature, charging the battery from 0% to 100% shouldn’t take up to 2 hours.

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Asus ZenFone Ares Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Smartphone
Model Asus ZenFone Ares
Announced June, 2018
Released June, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores


2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA – HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500) – Global
SIM Type

Nano + Micro

SIM Count Dual SIM


Type Metal + Polycarbonate
Dimensions 158.7 x 77.7 x 9 mm
Weight 170g
Protection Yes
Colours Black


Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.7-inch
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 515ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 72.6%
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant
Secondary Display No


Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
ISO settings 
Scene mode 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Yes, dual-LED


Android 7.0 Nougat
ASUS ZenUI 3.0
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
CPU Quad-core 2.35GHz
GPU Adreno 530
Internal Storage 128GB
Yes, up to 400GB

Fingerprint (Front)
Ambient Light
Compass, Barometer, Gyroscope

Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, microUSB
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Facial Identification Yes


Battery Type Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 3300mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes
Talk Time
Music Play


Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones


Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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